Definition of skirting in English:

skirting

(also skirting board)

noun

British
  • A wooden board running along the base of an interior wall.

    ‘the point where the skirting and the stairs meet’
    North American term baseboard
    mass noun ‘a length of skirting’
    • ‘The skirting and door frame will have to wait until the walls and ceiling have dried.’
    • ‘Inside, walls are finished in tinted plaster, with no skirtings against the floors, which themselves are of polished pale concrete.’
    • ‘Replacing skirting and architraves is a good way of upgrading a home with minimum outlay.’
    • ‘The chippies also added skirtings, trimmings and painted the walls, giving the 1920's accommodation a real boost.’
    • ‘‘The internal walls are dry-lined and plastered and all skirting and wood trim is varnished,’ Copeland said.’
    • ‘Walnut doors and skirting are complemented by stark white walls and most bedrooms contain fitted wardrobes.’
    • ‘Then have a skirting line the same color as the floor tile.’
    • ‘We've stripped wallpaper, painted, put up skirting boards, hung blinds, panelled ceilings and clad walls.’
    • ‘Walls are white, offset with bright yellow doors and skirtings.’
    • ‘You should also use a sealing gun to close up cracks in floorboards, skirting boards and the like.’
    • ‘If similar skirting is used to match the rest of the room, the bay will blend in easier with the walls.’
    • ‘They are an inspiration to those of us still stuffing mushrooms and washing the skirting before a full day in the office.’
    • ‘If you prefer, lattice or other style panels may be use to match the skirting on the porch.’
    • ‘We came home yesterday to find ants marching along the hall carpet and scurrying around the skirting boards.’
    • ‘Your local builders' merchant will sell wood beading that you can paint to match the skirting.’
    • ‘All glass framing is let into the structure and there are no architraves or skirtings.’
    • ‘Another option is to disguise your radiators as skirtings.’
    • ‘There are also plaster-skimmed walls throughout, regency paneled doors and a moulded skirting.’
    • ‘He had ripped cupboard doors off their hinges and charged at walls and skirting boards.’
    • ‘The wooden theme continues from the floor to the skirting which runs around the walls.’
    • ‘Oak doors lead you from room to room and the brushed-steel fittings and solid wooden skirtings add style and sturdiness.’
    • ‘Remove one panel of skirting from each corner; this usually works if the skunk is living above the ground or in articles stored under the trailer.’
    • ‘Bedbug lairs can be anywhere, from telephone handsets and electrical goods to crevices in wooden furniture or behind skirting boards.’
    • ‘Mushrooms, some 4-5 cm high, have also been growing out of hallway skirting boards on the 9th floor.’
    • ‘If this is not possible, add light with a vinyl silk emulsion on the walls and gloss paint for the woodwork, skirting and window and door frames.’
    • ‘Floors throughout are restored eight inch wide pine planks with natural wood skirting boards.’
    • ‘The pale wood squares form a crisscross structure that runs around doorways, along skirting boards and across floors.’
    • ‘This allows the skirting cuts to be square and the cut skirting to be slid into position inside the nosing cuts.’
    • ‘They have just hung new doors throughout our house, and fitted new skirting boards in our hallway.’

Pronunciation

skirting

/ˈskəːtɪŋ/